Donations of items are still being sought for firefighters battling the south Georgia wildfires. Especially needed are bottled water and sports drinks, beef jerky and Moleskin blister padding. Donations may be dropped off by noon Friday at all Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue stations, and at the office of The Columbia County News-Times, in the Publix Shopping Center, on Washington Road in Evans.
The 2007 CSRA Arthritis Walk will begin with 8 a.m. late registration Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, with all participants who raise $100 or more receiving a T-shirt. For information, go to www.2007arthritiswalkaugusta.kintera.org.
Original works featuring the Savannah River and Augusta Canal will be presented at the "Rivers, Rocks and Rapids" show at Broadstrokes Gallery, 7013 Evans Town Center Blvd., Suite 103, with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday. For information, call (706) 276-5416.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce bi-monthly networking event, Success Columbia County Style, will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Champions Retreat Golf Club. For reservations, e-mail Chris Baum at email@example.com or call (706) 364-0425.
The season's final Columbia County's Farmers Market and More will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Evans Town Center Park. For information, call (706) 312-7192.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch program will be held at 12:10 p.m. today with a seminar on propagating plants, and a June 13 session on drying flowers. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
Voters are invited to hear candidates for the 10th District U.S. House seat and the 24th District Georgia state Senate seat at the Grovetown Merchants Association "stump meeting" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Grovetown's Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road. For information, call (706) 860-9699.
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